Book Spotlights

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration



Francine D. Blau & Christopher Mackie (The National Academies Press, 2017) This study finds that the long-term impact of immigration on the wages and employment of native-born workers overall is very small, and that any negative impacts are most likely to be found for prior immigrants or native-born high school dropouts. This report concludes that immigration has an overall positive impact on long- run economic growth in the U.S.

After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality



Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong, & Marshall Steinbaum (Harvard University Press, 2017) Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history. But are its analyses of inequality and growth on target? and Where should researchers go from here? In After Piketty, economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty.